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NIOSH Statement on Passage of H.R. 847: The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010

Prwesident Obama signing  the Zadroga 9/11 Act

NIOSH is committed to working to fulfill the Department of Health and Human Services’ and the Administration’s goal of ensuring that 9/11 responders suffering from the health consequences of their work during the World Trade Center disaster have access to the health monitoring and medical treatment they need.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, now Public Law 111-347 was signed by President Obama on January 2, 2011. The new law will strengthen the existing Department of Health and Human Services’ World Trade Center Health Program by:

  • Improving the administration of the Program by providing the government with authorities not possible under current procedures;
  • Improving accountability of the Program, enabling the Program administrator to require more detailed, claims level, data; and
  • Ensuring a public, peer review process for considering the addition of other diseases for coverage under the Program as being related to service at Ground Zero.

Resources

The text of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010

Statement by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010

 
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